A scholarship in the amount of up to $1000 per year will be awarded to an upper class student who demonstrates financial need and academic promise. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. Preference will be given to junior or senior students from the Barnes County area. The Student Financial Assistance Program, also known as the State Grant, provides a non-repayable need-based grants to North Dakota residents who are first-time undergraduate students.
Students must be pursuing an eligible program at a qualifying North Dakota institution, and must be enrolled at least quarter-time. Qualifying institutions include the state accredited public, tribal, and private institutions, provided the institutions have programs of study of at least two years in length.